Looking towards the future, Heartbeat intends to utilize the full power of music and creative media to educate communities in conflict towards empathy, cooperation, and mutual respect. In the coming year, Heartbeat will expand its initiative to pilot a music academy and establish a multi-media production studio, taking the next steps towards empowering thousands of young people with creative tools to improve their communities all within a self-sustaining model.
In the near future, once the needed funding is in place, Heartbeat intends to train more Palestinian and Israeli facilitators and launch new chapters in cities across Israel and Palestine. To discuss bringing Heartbeat to your city please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . We also look forward to offering the tools we have discovered and developed to local educators and musicians interested in leading similar programs in any community across the globe.
As Heartbeat grows, we envision Heartbeat as embracing all forms of popular media to transform conflict and improve intergroup relations not only between Israelis and Palestinians, but in conflict zones and communities around the world. Recognizing the tremendous need and opportunity for popular media to positively transform attitudes and behaviors across lines of difference, Heartbeat ultimately hopes to establish web and TV channels, produce films and music festivals, utilize new technologies for music and media creation beyond borders, and expand its current tour production, artist management, and multi-media publishing capabilities.